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Hotel Helka
Ranked #14 of 66 Hotels in Helsinki
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had to stay one night. Pros: very good location, good wifi connection, very clean, polite staff, good breakfast, really enjoyed the sauna. Cons: the room is quite small, did not really like the bedding - the duvet is to think the pillow is small. However, it is still a very good value for the money I paid. I will definitely consider staying there again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

basic hotel near kamppii. rooms are very small and hotel is far from the main shopping area and esplanadi. the staff is very friendly and helpful. good breakfast.
couldve been better if it was closer to the prime area.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great location. Friendly and efficient staff. Nice lounge-like bar. OK room - small but nicely refurbished. Old hotel with a nice make-up but everything worked fine. Free wifi in room which worked excellently.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Hotel ok and breakfast fine... However room service should have been better... Stayed a number of nights and didn't refill coffee and powdered milk... Fridge did not work at all and this was my second room... Original room smelt due to inoperable fridge. No new shampoo and conditioner. All small things but after a long working day couldn't be bothered to say anything after I had already changed room once. Don't think I will stay again. Staff pleasant and helpful enough but just get the feeling of cutting corners...

Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was spending a weekend with my wife in Helsinki and stayed at Helka Hotel. The location is very good and the service was professional and friendly.
We had a dinner at the hotel and it was excellent as was the Service. (I can recommend the Lady stake also for men, It was rather big and tasty). Also the Bar was cousy and relaxed with a good athmosphere.
The room was clean and silent though the hotel was full. We will definitely come back.
Juhani and Hannele

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've stayed at Hotelli Helka twice and will return in the future. It's convenient to attractions, shopping, and the railway station. Rooms are comfortable and a good value, simply and traditionally furnished in a modern Finnish style. It's a typical Finnish hotel with sauna and breakfast included in the room rate. The breakfast offers a plentiful range of Finnish, continental, and American fare. Staff are professional end helpful. There was street noise from crazy drunks late at night, but that's not the hotel's fault. I turned on the room fan to help hide the noise. Next time I will ask for a room off the street for a quieter stay.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

I've been in this hotel many times and always enjoyed my stay. I've stayed both in single and twin rooms both for business and leisure. The main reason for choosing the hotel over and over again is the location, which is perfect for almost any purposes. There are also shops and restaurants for late-night snacks when arriving late. Trams, subway and buses leave conveniently nearby and the Central Railway Station is in a walking distance.

Rooms are peaceful, so your night-sleep is well guaranteed after a long meeting or a busy day of sightseeing. The furniture is quite the basic, but suites well for my need. The small design elements make the room a bit more personal. I've always appreciate the cleanliness as well.

The breakfast is pretty much what you would expect in any hotel, but I won't complain as long as there is scrambled eggs and baked beans. Service in Helka has always been really friendly and helpful.

Thank you for the good experiences and see you again soon!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Address: Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Location: Finland > Uusimaa > Helsinki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Helsinki
#11 Green Hotel in Helsinki
#14 Luxury Hotel in Helsinki
#20 Business Hotel in Helsinki
Price Range: $99 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Helka 4*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casual Elegance inspired by Finnish Design and Nature! Only 250 meters from Kamppi Metro Station, privately owned Hotel Helka offers 150 functional rooms, fine dining and a cozy street bar. All the rooms have design furniture and a strong sense of Finnish nature. All of the rooms have air-cooling system, minibars and flat-screen TVs. Breakfast buffet, use of Sauna and WiFi connection are complimentary for all guests. Hotel Helka is housed in a refurbished 1920s building. The bright rooms feature decor by Artek and other well-known Finnish design brands and designers. Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks in Helka’s trendy Lobby Bar. Helka’s central location provides easy access to shopping, dining and culture. Helsinki Central Station is 10 minute walk away. Welcome to the Heart of Helsinki! ... more   less 
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